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Grogan, Gerald

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(1884-1918) Scottish author who served in World War One from as early as 1915; he was killed in 1918. His sf novel, A Drop in Infinity (1915), carries its unwilling protagonists Jack Thorpe and Marjorie Matthews via a Mad Scientist's Dimensional portal into an empty but congenial Parallel World. There is some discussion of a potential Multiverse of such worlds, each slightly different from the next, though the mad experimenter has found most of them dangerous and retained access only to two. In the place which the Adam-And Eve protagonists call Marjorie-land a lengthy Robinsonade evolves, during which they become reconciled to their lot, are joined by further exiles from our world, have children, survive a crisis and find themselves finally isolated from Earth. The tale is told by the now aged male protagonist. [JC/MA/DRL]

Gerald Forman Grogan

born Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland: 18 May 1884

died Boesinghe, Belgium: 8 January 1918 [in action]



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